Kate Bellmore joined the Nathan Hale School community in 2010, as a Lighthouse Literacy Tutor, and then became the 7th/8th grade language arts teacher in 2012. Outside NHS, Kate teaches English at Southern Connecticut State University. She has a Bachelors of Theatre and English from SCSU, as well as a master’s in English secondary education. Her certification is in English (7-12) and dramatic arts. “I love my job here at NHS because every day I get to (re)read relevant, rewarding texts with my students. As we read To Kill a Mockingbird and The Outsiders together, I have the privilege of guiding students into understanding how they can be strong readers, thinkers, and analyzers with some of the most dynamic, engaging texts available."